Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In Wake of El Paso Violence, President Proposes Combining Gun and Immigration Reform

Could the horrific murder spree by an alleged anti-immigrant zealot in El Paso lead to immigration reform?  It appears that the answer to this question is, oddly enough, "possibly."

CNN and Time report that President Donald Trump yesterday suggested tying immigration legislation to strengthening background checks following a weekend in which the alleged shooter in El Paso, Texas, is believed to have authored a racist, anti-immigrant document targeting Hispanics. Trump did not indicate in his tweets on Monday morning if he supported a sweeping gun control bill that passed the House with bipartisan support in February that requires universal background checks but has not been considered by the Senate.




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